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Homemade ice creams and a sweet sugar cookie bowl are the perfect summer treat. Everyone will love this Festive Ice Cream & Cookie Bowls.
Festive Ice Cream & Cookie Bowls
As you may know, we are like 99% dye free at our house, so I needed a tasty treat that would be patriotic, but still have a little red, white, and blue flare. As I was trying to decide, my kids decided we needed some ice cream…homemade, with blueberries….aren’t the precious ones so demanding sometimes?!?!
So I made almond ice cream for the white, blueberry ice cream for the blue, and strawberry ice cream for the red. The colors are muted, but they look great and taste divine.
Sugar Cookie Bowls
But they had a great idea and then I had a great idea! Strawberry, Almond, and Blueberry ice creams all served up in tasty sugar cookie bowls. Then the hard part was trying to decide what type of cookie to make!
Gavin wanted sugar cookies, Kaylynn wanted chocolate chip cookies, hubbyman didn’t care…so much for his help. So, I decided on both. And I thought I would add some fun holiday sprinkles to the sugar cookies just to add a little more color. Most of the cookies I made were just regular cookies, but the sprinkles were so pretty….sometimes I just have to have the extra color! (My daughter was super happy with her dye free version.)
The trick is to use a cookie bowl pan. They can be a little tricky and it took me a few tries to get it right, but they do work. I make ice cream cookie bowls all the time now with this pan.
Looking for more delicious 4th of July recipes? I’ve got ya covered with these:
4th of July Recipes:
4th of July Party Menu
Patriotic Party Ideas
Red, White, & Blue Cider
Blueberry Cherry Pie
Red, White, and Blue Patriotic Brownies
Red, White, and Blue Layered Drinks
Festive Ice Cream and Cookie Bowls
Homemade ice creams and a sweet sugar cookie bowl are the perfect summer treat. Everyone will love the Festive Ice Cream and Cookie Bowls.
- 2 cups whole milk
- 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup strawberry puree (or blueberry puree)
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp almond extract
- 3/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/3 cup flour
- Combine all ice cream ingredients in an ice cream maker. Follow freezing instructions on your machine. Transfer finished ice cream into a freezer safe container and freezer for several hours to harden.
- For Almond Ice Cream, replace vanilla extract with almond flavoring. Add in 1/2 cup chopped almond pieces when ice cream is almost done.
- Preheat oven to 350F. Spray Ice Cream Cookie Bowl pan with nonstick cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and extracts. Add salt and flour. Mix well.
- Roll out dough on a floured surface to about 1/8 inch thick. Cut 4 1/2 inch circles in the dough. Drape a circle over each of the molds, pressing to conform to pan.
- Bake 11-13 minutes or until golden and firm. Cool for several minutes and gently remove cookie to finish cooling on a cooling rack.
- Makes 6 bowls.
*Cookie recipe slightly adapted from Wilton's Sugar Cookie recipe.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 744Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 110mgSodium: 478mgCarbohydrates: 114gFiber: 2gSugar: 90gProtein: 14g
Love these other Festive Ideas from a few foodie friends:
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Pamela Oakley says
At first I will just let my eyes will get full after eating this one. I’m sure I will take pictures also with this delicious ice cream in a bowl.
I’d use chocolate chip cookie dough and chocolate chip ice cream.
chocolate cookie with fudge marble ice cream
Chocolate chip cookie and vanilla ice cream.
Jessica Snook says
Chocolate chip cookie and chocolate ice cream.
Leslie Cox says
It is really delicious.
Linda @ Linda's Lunacy says
chocolate chip cookie and vanilla icecream.
I would make Red Velvet ice cream (a favorite of mine to do) and sugar cookie bowls tinted blue for a whole 4th of July effect.
Melissa Saenz says
I would go with classic chocolate and vanilla! Mmmmm!
Ginger cookies with lemon ice cream!
Teh Doll says
Blueberry and cream cupcakes.
Laura O in AK says
Chocolate and chocolate all the way!
Melissa Lawler says
Chocolate Chip with salted caramel gelato.
These look like something my kids would absolutely love! How many Texas size bowls did you get out of this recipe, Coleen? Just three?
The pan and recipe makes 6 Texas sized cookie bowls. 🙂
Sarah Cohen says
Cute recipe. My kids will surely love these festive ice cream and cookies bowl. They will surely love the designs.
Chocolate chip and chocolate chip! Need I say more?
Michelle L says
Chocolate cookie with strawberry ice cream
Dita MacDonald says
would love to have the wilton pan to make ice cream bowls to enjoy at my 4th of july party.l
Dita MacDonald says
Those ice cream bowls would be a perfect dessert for our 4th of July party at my house. I love Wilton products.
Heather Spooner says
I would make my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe with vanilla bean ice cream. Thanks for the giveaway!
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I would make strawberry and lime icecream in a vanilla cookie bowl! so cool!!!
Yummy! We would make chocolate peanut butter cookie bowls and fill them with homemade strawberry ice cream.
Sharon Garrett says
I’d make a Chocolate Chip Cookie and use Chocolate Ice Cream
Sharon Garrett says
This looks like a nice treat to make. Can’t wait to do just that!
Tenielle S says
I would make chocolate chip cookie bowl with some homemade vanilla ice cream! Thank you for the opportunity to win this great giveaway!
Lori Stilger says
Oh, goodness! Let’s see. I’d probably make blueberry ice cream – my dad would love me for that. 😀 And sugar cookie bowls, because he doesn’t like chocolate – and we can add chocolate in another way, if need be. 😀 Thanks so much for the generous giveaway!
Jessica (Jacb) Bleasdale says
I would make cookies and cream ice cream with chocolate chip cookie bowl
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Brianna Werner says
chocolate ice cream and chocolate chip cookie
Rachel Grider says
Jennifer Crewell says
A chocolate cookie with mint ice cream would be phenomenal!!!
Chocolate. always chocolate
I would make a snicker doodle cookie with coconut lime ice cream
Rachel Runyan says
I would make a chocolate cookie bowl with mint chocolate chip ice cream. That would be a household favorite. During strawberry season though, I would have to make a vanilla cookie bowl with strawberry ice cream and topped with whipped cream and fresh strawberries. YUM-O
Jill J says
The ones pictures look fabulous – would try those first!
Vesta Mason says
I’d make Macadamia cookies and use chocolate ripple ice cream.
Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts says
I would do chocolate chip cookie bowls with a peanut butter cup ice cream!
Sarah Phelps says
I would love to try peanut butter cookies with banana ice cream
I’d make chocolate chip cookie bowls with vanilla ice cream!
Laura Perkins says
I think I would make a chocolate cookie bowl & pecan praline ice cream t go inside!
Vashti M says
Cookies n cream ice cream and vanilla cookies!
I would definitely go with the strawberry and blueberry, as I almost always have them on hand!
I would like to make butter cookies with coffee icecream.
Kim Bowler says
snickerdoodle with peach ice cream
Joanna Vanderkooi says
Cookies and cream ice cream with your sugar cookie bowls!
I think I chocolate cookie with fresh peach ice cream would be divine!
Sugar cookie bowl with mint spinach ice cream.
We would definitely do peanut butter cookies and Chunky Monkey Ice Cream! Yummy post.
Francy Skitt says
Oh my gosh. This is my favorite. I could eat as many as I could on these festive ice cream & cookie bowls.
Loving everyone’s creations! So cute and festive. I’ll have to give these a try
Jessica | Oh Cake says
So fun! I think I’d have to make a chocolate bowl with a raspberry ice cream. Mmmm….
Wow! It was a mouthwatering post. Those look so delicious and perfect for celebrating you can never go wrong with cookies & ice cream, yummy.
Allie M. says
I’d want to try a chocolate cookie with a raspberry ice cream!
Paula Lee says
Spice cookies with butter pecan :p
Allie M. says
So cute and what a great idea for individual servings without the extra dishes for the holiday! 😉
Bibi @ Bibi's Culinary Journey says
Those look so delicious and perfect for celebrating….you can never go wrong with cookies & ice cream…..yummy 🙂
I am thinking a chocolate cookie bowl with mint chocolate ice cream – YUMMMMM!!!
Pauline M says
I would make my favorites, fudgy cookies with french vanilla ice cream!
Belinda @zomppa says
Is it already 4th July? These are so awesome!! Would want them all year round!